OAR 629-043-0036
Power Saws

Pursuant to ORS 477.640 (Use and refueling of power saws), any persons operating a power saw during fire season inside or within one-eighth of one mile of a forest protection district must comply with the following fire prevention and suppression requirements:


A power saw must be equipped and maintained with a spark arrester and other fire prevention equipment that is listed in the most recent edition of a publication of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and the U.S.D.A Forest Service, entitled "Spark Arrester Guide Volume 2 — Multi-Position Small Engine”. Power saws which have been modified from the configuration, as tested and listed in the Spark Arrester Guide, are prohibited from use during fire season.


When using a power saw, the following minimum fire tools and fire suppressants must be immediately available for the prevention and suppression of fire:


One gallon of water or pressurized container of fire suppressant of at least eight ounce capacity; and


One round pointed shovel which has a face not less than 8 inches wide and a handle not less than 26 inches long.


A power saw motor must be stopped during fueling and moved not less than 20 feet from the place of fueling before being started.


All fire prevention equipment, such as fire suppressants, fire tools, screens, shovels, spark arresters and spark arresting devices referred to in this rule must be kept ready for immediate use.


If in the judgment of the forester conditions warrant, the forester may, in written order, reduce or waive any requirement of this rule.
[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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